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Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.8 20V SLXi 5d (1998/S)

Skoda Octavia Hatchback 1.8 20V SLXi 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

I enjoy driving this car but the overall driver satisfaction is let down by tyre noise, the feel of the steering wheel material and the lack of a rear window wiper.
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Skoda Octavia Hatchback (98-05)

Value

3 out of 5

On reflection, I believe this particular model was probably overpriced and would need to consider buying a similar Skoda replacement unless considerable discounts were on offer.

Costs

4 out of 5

With its three year free servicing this car has cost nothing to service. Fuel consumption is reasonable for the size of car. The car has, however, depreciated quite badly.

Driving

3 out of 5

I enjoy driving this car but the overall driver satisfaction is let down by tyre noise, the feel of the steering wheel material and the lack of a rear window wiper.

Performance

4 out of 5

The 20V engine can be quite nippy. The car cruises at 70 to 80 mph with little effort and can find additional power if it is required.

Reliability

5 out of 5

I have had no problems or faults with this car and it passed its first MOT with ease.

Image

3 out of 5

The "somebody's put a Skoda badge on your car" ads are begining to wear a bit thin.

Comfort

3 out of 5

The rear passenger seats too firm and legroom has been sacrificed to provide a large boot.

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Security

4 out of 5

The car is fitted with an engine immobiliser and the Skoda badge seams to make it less desirable to steal.

Service

5 out of 5

Excellent.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
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Gearbox
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Other
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes